Australian Electoral Commission

Financial disclosure

Updated: 11 June 2015

The Commonwealth funding and disclosure scheme (the disclosure scheme) established under Part XX of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (the Act) deals with the public funding of federal election campaigns and the disclosure of detailed financial information.

The disclosure scheme was introduced to increase overall transparency and inform the public about the financial dealings of political parties, candidates and others involved in the electoral process.

The disclosure scheme requires candidates, registered political parties, their State Branches, local branches/sub-party units and their associated entities, donors and other participants in the electoral process to lodge annual or election period financial disclosure returns with the AEC.

The disclosure returns are then made available for public inspection.

Annual returns

Election returns


Contact us

Funding and Disclosure (FAD)
Australian Electoral Commission

Ph: 02 6271 4552
Fax: 02 6293 7655

50 Marcus Clark Street
Canberra ACT 2600

Locked Bag 4007
Canberra ACT 2601